We enjoyed visiting the Baptistry. We purchased a Firenze card which covers admission. There is a center in the building across the street were you take your firenze card to get tickets to the Baptistry, Duomo, and museum. Each place has a separate ticket. We visited on Saturday, June 29, 2013 and did not have to wait in a line to enter the Baptistry. They had brochures with details which helped understand the symbolism and history behind the Baptistry. The original 'Gates of Paradise' have been restored and our on display in the Duomo museum.
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